BAO project - ideas in detail
Me again. Here is the full info on what's been going on in my head and in my hands today:
After deliberating over using clay, fimo, etc... to make an inscribed tablet, and not being able to make my mind up over what book structure to use, and worrying about not being able to live up to the other amazing BAO artist's standards, and spending time in my studio surrounded by all my 'stuff' I suddenly thought to myself "What are you doing?! Do what you enjoy! Make what you like to make, what you find interesting, what you are passionate about! Make an ARCHIVE!"
It is a text about a library after all...
After looking at some photocopy research I had done a few weeks back of Paul Klee's work on pictograms and glyphs and also seeing again the work of Steve McPherson in Sarah Bodman's book Creating Artists' Books I felt overcome with ideas and enthusiasm.
I want to be able to recreate a fake archive of a researcher who may have used the library at Alexandria at the time the Winterson text is describing. Perhaps in a box, or in a file? I will need to be able to recreate the same archive 15 times so it was important to do a trial run to see what things I will be able to easily reproduce repeatedly and which I will have to leave out.
Now these images are of what I have been doing today in my studio. This is a mock up, a run through, a solid sketch. I needed to make what was in my head to see if it actually was going to work.
I think I know how to go about it now, and it feels so right, so right for this project, so right for me.
It is going to be so much fun!